Laser Systems Supervisor
When new laser equipment is installed within their area of responsibility, the
Laser Systems Supervisor (LSS) ensures that adequate engineering and
administrative controls are implemented to allow the associated work to comply
with the recommendations of IEC60825-1 Amendment 2.
Specific duties include:
Informing the School Laser Safety Officer
(SLSO) promptly when new laser equipment is about to be installed
within the LSS's area of responsibility and arranging for the SLSO
to inspect the equipment and review the associated safety
Informing the SLSO promptly of personnel changes that may require training of new laser operators.
Providing such training as may be required to new personnel
appointed within his/her area of responsibility to enable them to
comply with the relevant local rules.
Ensuring that staff within their area continue to comply with the
local rules, e.g. by periodic checking of working practices.
Informing the SLSO promptly of any changes in laser procedures that
may require amendments to the local rules.
Day-to-day health and safety management of individual research
Ensuring that all work involving hazardous lasers is covered by risk
assessments and where appropriate by written schemes of work and
Ensuring that lasers are made safe prior to disposal and dealt with
appropriately if they contain hazardous materials.
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